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Does anyone here group breed their lovebirds? What I mean is keep a family of lovebirds all in one very large flight cage? I'm trying to find a way to breed loving birds. I know its possible because I talked with one person who has done this and I wondered if anyone else does this. And if it works for them. The handfeeding concept doesn't always create loving birds.

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In my opinion you would always want to hand-feed Lovies since they can be pretty aggressive birds sometimes even when they're tame. So aviary raised birds would be wild.
If you're talking about co-parenting (where you interact with the babies for a certain amount of time each day) I'm not sure how that would work out.
Also, I'm not sure how keeping Lovebirds in an aviary would work since they would probably be pretty aggressive when protecting their nest. You might also have quite a few cases of eggs being destroyed from other Lovies taking over nests.



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Welcome I currently breed peach faced lovebirds and I am going to start on masked lovebirds within the next year hopefully. You can breed them in an aviary together as a colony providing you can give individuals enough space to get away from each other. I find birds happier this way as flocks are completely natural. I would also like to say that in my personal experience, hand raised birds (especially females) can be the most aggressive whereas parent raised birds don't have the bravery that the hand raised do. They're very unlikely to be aggressive towards you and will mostly avoid contact. My baby boys who are now gone a year old were parent raised but got very friendly with just frequent handling daily. Their parents are parent raised and are very friendly, sweet birds

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Welcome I currently breed peach faced lovebirds and I am going to start on masked lovebirds within the next year hopefully. You can breed them in an aviary together as a colony providing you can give individuals enough space to get away from each other. I find birds happier this way as flocks are completely natural. I would also like to say that in my personal experience, hand raised birds (especially females) can be the most aggressive whereas parent raised birds don't have the bravery that the hand raised do. They're very unlikely to be aggressive towards you and will mostly avoid contact. My baby boys who are now gone a year old were parent raised but got very friendly with just frequent handling daily. Their parents are parent raised and are very friendly, sweet birds
Huh, never knew that about hand-raised Lovebirds... that's good to know.



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